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Fault Lines

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As a security expert, Charlie Hazard is all about taking control of the situation. But when the stunning Dr. Gabriella Speciale draws him into a secret psychological project, risk parameters are shattered. Every move brings him to the edge of one fault line after another, and Charlie struggles to stay clear of a maelstrom of entangled dangers.

The research team abandons the lab on the Florida coast and flees to a mountain refuge in Italy. The battles in Charlie's mind are overtaken by real life attacks. He must grapple with the daunting realization that a conspiracy is taking hold on both internal and external levels. Can Gabriella be trusted, or is she just part of the scheme?

Leave behind your assumptions about the way the world works, and race along the unknown corridors of human consciousness in Fault Lines.

My Review

This is the type of book that is usually right up my reading alley. Yet, I had a bit of a difficult time fully embracing the characters. This in turn did not help…

Saving Mr. Perfect

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I'm a wanted jewel thief.
He's FBI.
What's that saying? Keep your friends close...and your husband closer.


Being a retired jewel thief certainly has its perks.

1. Oh, wait.
2. No it doesn't.

Without the thrill of the chase, life's been pretty dull. I garden, I drive my gorgeous husband up the wall, and I watch as my old world slowly slips away. But what's that old saying? When one thief closes the door...a copycat jimmies open a window.

And now all fingers at the FBI are pointed at me.

Set up to take the fall for thefts worth millions, I have no choice but to strap on my heels and help my FBI agent husband track the thief. Grant might not think he needs a partner, but this is one case only a true professional can solve. Besides, I've got to know who's been taking my bad name in vain.

Let's just hope curiosity doesn't kill the cat burglar.


My Review

After reading the first book in this series, Stealing Mr. Right, I have been waiting for this book. It was i…

The People We Hate at the Wedding

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Relationships are awful. They'll kill you, right up to the point where they start saving your life.

Paul and Alice’s half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at “it” restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins.

They couldn’t hate it more.

The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clan’s mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best friend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her thirties, single, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend who’s recently been saying things like “monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct,” while…

A Taste of Saving Mr. Perfect + Giveaway

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“A sexy, fun, cat-and-mouse chase that hooked me from page one!”
JENNIFER PROBST, New York Times &USA Today Bestselling Author of The Marriage Bargain She’s a famous jewel thief. He's FBI. What's that saying? Keep your friends close...and your husband closer. Being a retired jewel thief certainly has its perks. 1. Oh, wait. 2. No it doesn’t. Without the thrill of the chase, life’s been pretty dull. Penelope gardens, drives her gorgeous husband up the wall, and watches as her old world slowly slips away. But what’s that old saying? When one thief closes the door…a copycat jimmies open a window. And now all fingers at the FBI are pointed at her. Set up to take the fall for thefts worth millions, Penelope have no choice but to strap on her heels and help her FBI agent husband track the thief. Grant might not think he needs a partner, but this is one case only a true professional can solve. Besides, she’s got to know who’s been taking her bad name in vain. Let's just hope curiosit…

Fitness Junkie

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From the bestselling authors of The Knockoff, an outrageously funny novel about one woman's attempt--through clay diets, naked yoga, green juice, and cultish workout classes--to win back her career, save her best friend, and lose thirty pounds.

When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin--the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin--her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don't fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute y…

Fly Away with Me

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Known for its rugged beauty and eccentric residents, tiny Blue Moon Harbor is big on love . . .
For busy lawyer Eden Blaine, a trip to a Pacific Northwest island she's never even heard of is far from a vacation. Eden's ailing mother has tasked her with finding her long-lost aunt, who once had ties to a commune on the island. Still reeling from a breakup with her longtime boyfriend, romance is the last thing Eden is looking for. But her gorgeous seaplane pilot has her wondering if a carefree rebound fling is exactly what she needs. . .

Aaron Gabriel has no illusions about happily ever after. His troubled childhood made sure of that. But he does appreciate a pretty woman's company, and Eden is the exact combination of smart and sexy that turns him on. Still, as he helps her search for her missing aunt, the casual relationship he imagined quickly becomes something much more passionate--and much harder to give up. Can two people determined to ignore romance recognize that the…

Paradise Valley

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She almost caught him once. Now, he’s back.For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him...once.

Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion.

At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle's grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees—all the while hunting the truck driver.

Now Cassie is a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a…

In a Daze Work

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IN A DAZE WORK:

A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind
By Siobhán Gallagher

On Sale July 25, 2017

TarcherPerigee Paperback | ISDN-13: 978-0-14-31-30284 | $16.00

Do you recall those "choose your own adventure" books from the ‘80s and ‘90s? IN A DAZE WORK: A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind by illustrator and designer Siobhán Gallagher is a quirky adult-ish version and an ode to the everyday aspects of our lives. Focusing on the mundane and monotonous tasks we go through every day through illustrated observational humor and sly self-reflection, IN A DAZE WORK is a relatable, playful new spin on daily life:


 Do you creep your ex or practice more self-control and move on?

 You’re held up by someone who doesn’t know how to use the subway turnstile and miss your train. Ugh!

 Do you make that work call you’ve been avoiding? Or push it off another day…
 You get home from a long day and have your usual call with mom, lovely and predictable (She brings…

Summer on Firefly Lake + Giveaway

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ABOUT THE BOOK Title: SUMMER ON FIREFLY LAKE Author: Jen Gilroy Series: Firefly Lake, #2 On Sale: July 25, 2017 Publisher: Forever Mass Market: $7.99 USD eBook: $6.99 USD Audio: $21.98 USD Add to Goodreads Sometimes love is better the second time around . . . Mia Gibbs spent her marriage putting her husband's needs before her own. And now, after a painful divorce, she's building a new life for herself and her two daughters back home at Firefly Lake. The last thing she needs is a man to complicate things. But former bad boy turned friend Nick McGuire—and the one kiss they've shared-has turned everything upside down . . . Attorney Nick McGuire wasn't meant to be a family man. His career has always been his focus and after taking time out to help his mother, he's ready to get back to the city . . . until Mia and her daughters arrive at Firefly Lake. Mia is beautiful and intriguing, and it doesn't take long to realize being "just friends" will never be enough. As th…

Can't Stop Lovin You + Giveaway

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: CAN’T STOP LOVIN’ YOU Author: Lynnette Austin Series: Maverick Junction, #3 On Sale: July 25, 2017 Publisher: Forever Mass Market: $7.99 USD eBook: $4.99 USD
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Maggie Sullivan can't wait to get out of Texas. Luckily, she just got the break she needed to make her big-city dreams a reality. But then Brawley Odell swaggers back into Maverick Junction, looking hotter than ever in his dusty cowboy boots and well-worn jeans. He's the guy she still dreams of at night. The guy who broke her heart when he left her behind.
Fed up with city life, Brawley jumps at the chance to return home and take over the local vet's practice—and get back to the smart, sassy woman he's never been able forget. He couldn't be prouder of Maggie's new wedding-dress business... until he realizes it may mean losing her all over again. Determined to win her back, Brawley must find a way to convince Maggie that their one true home is with each other.



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The Guineveres

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To four girls who have nothing, their friendship is everything: they are each other’s confidants, teachers, and family. The girls are all named "Guinevere"―Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win―and it is the surprise of finding another Guinevere in their midst that first brings them together. They come to The Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent by different paths, delivered by their families, each with her own complicated, heartbreaking story that she safeguards; however, the girls are more than the sum of their parts and together they form the all powerful and confident "The Guineveres," bound by the extraordinary coincidence of their names and girded against the indignities of their plain, sequestered lives. Author Sarah Domet explores their almighty friendship as the desperate teens concoct a plan to escape from the isolated abbey.

My Review

The Guineveres is a guilty pleasure but don't tell the sisters. Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win may not be physical sisters but th…

Need You Dead

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Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most mysterious case yet in Need You Dead.

Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you’ve made. A chance photograph on a client’s mobile phone changes everything for her.

When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to present themselves, each of them tantalizingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined.


My Review

Which, I have not read any of the other novels in this series, this book can be read as a stand alone novel. My reading experience did not really suffer from having been new to this series. I say …

All We Shall Know

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Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. Her husband doesn't take her news too well. She doesn't want to tell her father yet because he’s a good man and this could break him. She’s trying to stay in the moment, but the future is looming – larger by the day – while the past won’t let her go. What she did to Breedie Flynn all those years ago still haunts her.

It’s a good thing that she meets Mary Crothery when she does. Mary is a young Traveller woman, and she knows more about Melody than she lets on. She might just save Melody’s life.

Donal Ryan’s new novel is breathtaking, vivid, moving and redemptive.  


My Review

I kind of struggled with this book. I thought the story was fine and in fact, I liked the way the author titled each chapter with the current week in Melody's pregnancy. At times I would find Melody talking to her unborn child about her fears and thoughts for her child. In fact, I was kind of starting to find my groove with the story but what really held me back from …